I bought the prior generation Cuisinart Premium Brewer SS-700 back in 2011. It finally started acting up so I thought it was time for a new one after 9 solid years. This new model functions just the same as the old. I'm hoping for just as many years of service. The new model comes up short in the distance between the spout and drip tray. It's about a 1/2 inch or so less so my mug doesn't fit under the spout. On the flip side, I can take the drip tray out and have plenty of room. I'm just disappointed that these single-serve brewers aren't better designed for travel mugs. That seems to be a flaw across the industry. Otherwise, happy brewing!